YOUR NEARNESS, Arc Publishers (UK)

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"Forrest Gander knows that the poet's first duty is 'to see what's there and not already patterned by familiarity'— and in
Your Nearness, he brings to that task a combination of vision, generosity of spirit, and humility in the face of wonder that singles him out as one of the finest and most vigilant poets working today." —John Burnside

"There's a deep personal feeling found in Forrest Gander's desperately beautiful "Librettos for Eros' [in which] feeling masters the poems, and it is feeling about self, desperate, squandered, willful, all but out of control— and ultimately uncivilized…." --Thom Gunn